Streaming service Roku has confirmed that YouTube is available now on the Roku 3 player in the US, Canada, the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The channel is expected to be available on additional player models in 2014.
Writing in the Roku blog, Ed Lee, Vice President, Content Acquisition, says the YouTube channel rounds out Roku’s selection of streaming entertainment just in time for the holidays and the annual year-end best-of video lists such as YouTube’s own list of top trending videos released last week. “Whether it’s finding a helpful tutorial, listening to the latest music, or watching your favourite videos for hours on end, YouTube has something for everyone and today we couldn’t be more pleased to announce the launch of this much-anticipated channel on our platform,” he says.
In addition, the ‘Send to TV’ feature lets customers pair a smartphone or tablet to YouTube on the Roku 3. “Just connect your device to the same WiFi as your Roku, and with one click send videos to your Roku,” he advises.
Roku 3 customers can now start watching their YouTube subscribed channels and videos in HD by installing YouTube from the Roku Channel Store.